Dave, do you know if there is "anytime dining" or whatever they call it, on the Equinox? We always choose early dining in the main dining room when we cruise. However, the friends who are going with us have sailed on other cruiselines and chose the anytime dining. I guess I just want to know if that is available in case they don't like dining at the same time with the same people every night.
I know there is the buffet we could choose, but I was thinking more of a dining room. Since we have never used it, maybe I don't understand the whole concept of anytime dining!!
Can you, or anyone, help me on this in regard to the Equinox? Thanks.
And Bon Voyage Dave! I hope you have good weather, a good cruise, and a wonderful trip!
I looked at their website and didn't see "As you Wish" dining. They did say you have up to 4 days before sailing to select the time you wish to dine. On the Solstice class ships (Equinox and Solstice) if you're in Aqua-Class you can dine in Blu free of charge. It looks to me like they're using the pay for dining restaurants to be the anytime (non-traditional) dining venues.
The "As you Wish" "Anytime" dining options on ships that offer it, take one or two of their main dining rooms and turn them into a restaurant type atmosphere. It is the same menu as the traditional dining room. The only difference is you go to the dining room when you're ready to go, not the traditional early/late seating times. If you choose the prime dining time, you're probably going to have to wait for a table. Or if you choose to not share a table, you usually have to wait. If you do, they give you a buzzer, just like a restaurant, and will buzz when your table is available.
It looks like we only have the traditional choices and will have to use one of the additional fee restaurants if we want to deviate and not use the buffet.
I was skeptical the first time I did Anytime dining, but now I prefer it. We selected main dining for our December cruise.
Thanks Penny and Dave for the info. The link was interesting. I didn't realize the balconies were non-smoking. That will certainly encourage us to stick with Celebrity! My husband is very allergic to cigarette smoke, even if it wafts into our cabin from another balcony.
It does look like the open plan dining will be available for our cruises, Penny. Thanks again you two!
I'm delighted Char. We did My Time Dining on RCCL and really liked it. On our Equinox transatlantic in November, the late dining isn't until 8:45 and the early dining is at 6:15--one too late and one two early. I'm hoping we'll be able to give it a try.